More and more, games are branching out and tackling tougher issues, asking questions where there aren’t always easy answers. The Thin Silence began as one kind of project, but wound up becoming a game that helped an indie developer address his own mental issues.
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The Thin Silence is an introspective adventure game about Ezra Westmark, whose recollections include depictions of violence, depression, and self-doubt. As you guide him through these, you’ll find and combine items and solve puzzles using a kind of hacking system. It’s all rendered in a lovely, but haunting and gaunt, pixel art style. Its description says it’s a game about “enduring your worst moment and facing the next one.”